The Weather Channel Virtual Field Trip – Hurricanes

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Take the class on a virtual field trip to look into the eye of the storm. Elementary and middle school scientists learn about hurricanes, how they form, and safety precautions to lessen the impact of hurricane disasters. Most importantly young meteorologists discover the important difference between a severe weather watch and a severe weather warning.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a meteorologist to speak to the class about hurricanes
  • Use the build background section as a great way to introduce the lesson and spark curiosity and questions 
  • Flip the lesson and have learners view the videos as homework saving class time for the activities
Classroom Considerations

  • Unit creates interdisciplinary connections between English language arts and social studies 
  • Discovery Education requires a free login to view the videos within the lesson
  • Provides both upper elementary and middle school lessons
Pros

  • Designed for NGSS
  • Resource is well written and engaging for students
  • Family disaster check lists can be taken home to share and address with parents
Cons

  • None